Accessibility improvements for nine City parks

full bike rack

Accessible walkway at King Edward Park

Accessible walkways, rest areas, benches and playground surfaces are part of a $316,000 project to enhance accessibility in City parks with support from a $50,000 grant from the federal government.

The City was successful in its application for a grant from the Government of Canada Enabling Accessibility Fund to support the project.

Nine City parks will receive accessibility upgrades this spring. Sections of the parks will be temporarily closed during construction. 

Work will begin this week, starting with accessibility enhancements at Simcoe and Bethune Street Park. The basketball courts will remain open during the work.

Work will begin on the Stewart Street Tot Lot starting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The community garden will remain open.

The following parks will receive upgrades:

  • Simcoe and Bethune Street Park – 280 Simcoe St.
  • Stewart Street Tot Lot – 216 Stewart St.
  • Union Street Tot Lot - 616 Union St.
  • University Heights Park - 135 Hetherington Dr.
  • Golfview Heights Park - 921 Whitefield Rd.
  • Applewood Park - 181/2 Applewood Ct.
  • Wedgewood Park - 1535 Fairmount Blvd.
  • Knights of Columbus Park - 5 Park St. N
  • Sherbrooke Street Tot Lot - 555 Sherbrooke St.

The project is expected to be completed in June 2019.